NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – While the US government considers whether or not it will draft policies to regulate the marketing of direct-to-consumer genetic testing through panels and working groups, the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University has taken a look at state laws to find out if they would cover such advertising.

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